2024 Offerings

Announcing ike’s 2024 Online Gatherings

Astro-Weather Forecasts for the New Year…

And Beyond…

Solar Year Outlook

Sunday, 7 January 2024                                              1-4p CST US

According to solar astrologers, 2024 looks a lot like 2023 on steroids. More protests and revolts, lots of rage against the machine and those governing the status quo machinery. Big difference is the indifference of those in charge, who simply dig in their heals and won’t budge. We can expect whiplash watching the big dogs and the masses duke it out, throwing lightning bolts and thunder balls at one another, and often hitting the innocent bystanders who venture close to the battle ground, wherever in the world that might be erupting at any and every given moment.

Best to stay home and out of the way, although, there too, interpersonal patterns are bound to morph into something unrecognizably distinct from what individuals and families know today. Ah, yeah, another year of fresh fun and games, which may not prove to be that much fun at all even after the changes ahead get institutionalized. Seems possible replacing the current set of world leaders with ones that look more user-friendly, and more like us, might prove no answer to what ails our times. Come and join the group. Gain some tips on how to build into your life, the BEST 2024 has to offer.

In lieu of fee: Gift of 50 USD towards winter costs of Dakota reservation families

Lunar Year Perspective

Sunday, 4 February 2024                                            1-4p CST US

According to Chinese astrologers, 2024 is the year of the wooden dragon. Here, we find an ally to helps us through the choppy waters of the 20-year cycle of 9, the absolute, dead last decades of dismantling patriarchal times before fully entering a truly new, freshly feminine and gentle, season of healthy living.  A dragon year will prove prosperous for those who know how to stay under the sheltering head of dragon, keeping its spirit/essence in mind, especially in moments of chaos, crisis and/or need—whether personal, familial, national or global. Those who attend the online gathering receive lunar perspectives that offer many insights that are guaranteed to assist in smooth(er!) sailing along the road ahead.

In lieu of fee: Gift of 50 USD towards winter costs of Dakota reservation families





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A Sampling of Past Offerings

Courses, Seminars and Lectures

Communications and Writing

1972-74 Huron University, Huron, South Dakota
1973-74 U.S. Department of Health, Education, & Welfare, Aberdeen, South Dakota
1974-83 Crow Creek Sioux Tribe, Ft. Thompson, South Dakota
1979-80 U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs, Ft. Thompson & Aberdeen Area Offices, South Dakota
1994-97 Texas Department of Information Resources, Austin Headquarters & Regional Offices
1998-99 Austin Community College, Austin, Texas
1999-2004 Eanes Community Education, Austin, Texas
1990-2020 University of Texas, Austin

Spirituality and Personal Development


1990-2020 University of Texas, Austin
1996-2019 Various Coastal & Lake Retreat Centers, Port Aransas & New Braunfels
1999-2012 Triapolis Wellness Education, Copperas Cove, Texas
1997-2004 J. Perelman Counseling Center, Cleveland, Ohio
1999-2004 Eanes Community Education, Austin, Texas


1994-97 Umberto Retreat Center, Real de Catorce


1992-98 Ignoramus Center, Limburg
1992-98 Various Coastal Centers, North Sea
1992-2002 East-West Centers, Antwerp, Oostende, Brussels & the Ardennes
1999-2007 Souldance Center, Kortrijk
1999-2003 Open House Center, Houthulst
2004-2010 Butterfly Circles, Brussels & the Ardennes
2006-7 Boekenbeurs Book Fair, Antwerp

The Netherlands

1993-99 OIBIBIO Center, Amsterdam & Nijmegen
1993-2004 Rose Center, Amsterdam
1999-2004 Gallery Wapiti, The Hague
2005-7 Earth Work Center, The Hague


1994-2004 Oikia Center, Island of Aegina
1995-97 Isadora Duncan Dance Center, Athens
1996-2002 E. Karaokeva Center, Island of Rhodes
1996-present Various Movement Arts Studios, Athens
2007-2012 Margarita’s Wellness Studio, Island of Crete

United Kingdom

1995-2006 Numerous Spiritual Arts Centers & Bookstores, London
2004-8 Various Wellness Centers, Shrewsbury
2006-8 Equinox Center, Wolverhampton
2008 Devon/Cornwall Education Centers, Totnes, Penzance & Glastonbury


2002-present Studio Star Bene, Caslano
2005-present Numerous New Dimensions Sites, Lake Lugano Area
2006-present Eco-Synergie School, Bissone


2004-6 G. Stella Studio, Rome
2006-present Sala Albarin, Luserna San Giovanni, Torino


2009-2012 Rosa Therapy Center, Vienna


BBC Radio
2005 Claire Ashford Show: Hannah’s Castle-the Latest in Fantasy
Radio Svizzera Italiana (Swiss-Italian Radio)
2008 Alessandra Bonzi Show: L’arte Di Sognare (The Art of Dreaming)
2008 Silvia Spiga Show: Sotto Tiro (A Look Inside)